Josie Adams

Josie Adams is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on josie@thespinoff.co.nz

Business
Jul 29, 2021

Meet the Kiwi bitcoin miners chasing millions

Some call it 'digital gold'. Some call it a climate catastrophe. These guys call it a job.

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Science
Jul 23, 2021

Post-viral cacophony: The cough that won't quit

You know I can't cure your ghost cough! What to do about the dreaded post-viral tickle.

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Society
Jul 16, 2021

Meet the woman behind every emoji you use

You might never use the monorail or the postal horn, but they're still there.

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Science
Jul 14, 2021

What to do if you see a UFO

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Venus? We explain how to recognise a bona fide UFO.

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Society
Jul 2, 2021

How the mission’s new home will bring medical help to Auckland’s homeless

Auckland City Mission and its healthcare team are looking forward to a new start at their new premises: Homeground.

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Society
Jun 23, 2021

Revealed: Wellington’s mouldiest rental homes

Have you been inside Wellington's worst flat? A City for People pick its winners (losers).

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Science
Jun 18, 2021

Exclusive: We found out what nature is gossiping about

What's the forest goss? We have our ear to the ground (and the skies).

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New Zealand Music
Jun 17, 2021

Party people: Flamingo Pier on the places that inspire them to get down

London, Bali, Tāmaki Makaurau - Flamingo Pier knows how to get a party started anywhere in the world.

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Business
May 20, 2021

The ties tell all: How to predict the budget

The finance minister's tie tells us everything we need to know about the budget.

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Science
May 14, 2021

Snakes! Snakes on a beach!

New Zealand beaches have seen three snakes in two weeks. Is this unusual?

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Money
May 12, 2021

A is for altcoin: A beginner’s guide to crypto slang

With this crypto vocab guide, you can fake it 'til you make it as a bitcoin billionaire.

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Politics
May 10, 2021

The essential byelection guide to Maungawhau, and what it means for Auckland

A byelection for Albert-Eden's Maungawhau subdivision could decide the fate of one of Auckland's biggest public golf courses.

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Society
May 7, 2021

The web historian preserving our weirdest moments

An Auckland teenager's YouTube videos have been viewed more than 13 million times. What's she talking about?

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Society
Apr 29, 2021

Feeling the burnout: More than 1 in 10 New Zealanders are stressed at work

New research from AUT shows many New Zealanders are overworked.

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Business
Apr 27, 2021

The deep tech labs designing our future

Deep in a Parnell basement dwells breakthroughs in exosuit technology, edible insulin, and ion propulsion.

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Society
Apr 26, 2021

The birds taking on Auckland Council

The 2020-2030 pest management plan wants to phase out parrots. After a long legal battle, three species are getting an exemption.

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Society
Apr 16, 2021

Bubbles nearly as good as the trans-Tasman bubble, ranked

Next week we'll be merging with Australia. Here are some fun bubbles we can talk about when we reunite.

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Television
Apr 14, 2021

We watched the Soviet Lord of the Rings so you don’t have to

Ten years before our Fellowship of the Ring, there was another. Who did it best?

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Society
Apr 7, 2021

I survived the icy hell of contrast therapy

You’re hot then you’re cold, you’re yes then you’re no, you’re in then you’re out, you’re up then you’re down.

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New Zealand Music
Mar 30, 2021

How one song saved Kane Strang’s whole album

After four years mulling it over, Kane Strang is back with new music.

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Money
Mar 29, 2021

Con jab: How to spot a Covid-19 vaccine scam

A flurry of new scams is using fears around Covid-19 to get money out of New Zealanders.

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Society
Mar 26, 2021

Mixed messages on ID requirements for Covid-19 vaccination

Photo ID is currently required for vaccination in Auckland, contrary to advice issued by the Ministry of Health.

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Society
Mar 17, 2021

The sports that built New Zealand

Come one, come all to the Rural Games: the finest sports display in the country.

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Television
Mar 10, 2021

Learning a language and to fear God, with Bill Shatner

A horror film featuring Star Trek's William Shatner is a gateway to a new language – and maybe world peace.

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Society
Mar 6, 2021

People are flipping out over NFTs. What are ‘non-fungible tokens’ and how do they work?

NFTs are here to change art and money. But what the heck does 'fungible' mean?

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Society
Mar 2, 2021

Should South Auckland get the vaccine first?

The vaccine has started rolling out to healthcare workers. The public will be next, and South Auckland could get priority.

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